NCSLI Southern US Region -
Puerto Rico Section (1225)

Puerto Rico Section Coordinator

Full NameOrganizationMailing AddressWork PhoneEmail
Richard Santos, Sr.Transcat - San Juan Lab281 Calle Matadero Urb Puerto Nuevo San Juan, Puerto Rico 00920 PUERTO RICO(787) 706-8855rsantos@transcat.com

Upcoming Meetings and Events

NCSLI Puerto Rico Section Meeting (1225)

Friday April 28, 2017
Please Join Us!


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Meeting Overview:
This will be a 5 to 6 hours region meeting where a variety of Metrology topics will be presented and discussed.

Meeting Contact Person and Information: 

Richard Santos
Transcat
281 Matadero Road
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00920
rsantos@transcat.com
787-706-8855

Meeting Date:
Friday April 28, 2017

Meeting Time:
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Cost to attend meeting:
     
NCSL International
Complimentary Training

Meeting Sponsor:


Meeting Host:
Transcat

Meeting Location: 
Hyatt Place Bayamon

Meeting Directions:
1560 Avenida Comerio
Bayamon PR 00961

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Meeting Sponsor:
Transcat

Meeting Speakers: 

Topic:  NIST working with Industry to Accelerate Innovation in Healthcare and Forensic Science
Speakers’ Name:  Ms. Magdalena Navarro, Physical Scientist/Senior International Program Manager, NIST

Abstract:  NIST is a regulatory agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce with the unique mission within the U.S. Federal Government of “promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance U.S. economic security and improve quality of life”

Learning Objectives:  
  • Learn about NIST and how it assists the U.S. Industry
  • Discover what NIST is doing to support the Manufacture and Regulatory Approval of Biosimilar drugs
  • Impact NIST
  • developed Certified Reference Materials in Healthcare
  • Recognize similarities in the needs of your NMI or institution to support the Industry
  • Identify areas to be an active participant in SIM activities to enhance your measurement capabilities. 

Topic: The Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia Quality System Task Force activities: Quality system review process for our regions’ National Metrology Institutes
Speakers’ Name:
Mrs. Sally Bruce, NIST Quality Manager/ Former NVLAP Chief, NIST

Abstract: The CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangements is the basis by which NMIs like NIST, demonstrate the international equivalences of their measurement standards and ultimately the calibration and measurement certificates they issue.  The process for the recognition includes peer reviews of the quality management systems implemented by the NMIs.  The Sistema Interamericano the Metrologia (SIM) is the Regional Metrology Organization (RMO) for the Americas and the Caribbean to review the quality management systems applied by its member NMIs and to report on their acceptance or otherwise to the Joint Committee of the Regional Metrology Organization and the BIPM (JCRB)

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the basis for international equivalence of measurement standards and measurement certificates issued by the National Metrology Institutes.
  • Discover the requirements for approvals of the quality systems employed by the National Metrology Institutes    and Designated Institutes in the Americas and the Caribbean
  • Recognize some examples of the pillars of the quality infrastructure for metrology in our region.
 
Topic:  Essentials of Metrology Traceability
Speakers’ Name:
Mrs. Georgia Harris, Program Leader at NIST

Abstract:  This session will present the definitions, interpretations, and international perspectives of metrological traceability.  It will touch on the ILAC policies regarding traceability, agreements among Accreditation Bodies, the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement among National Metrology Institutes and the Key Comparison Database (KCDB).  It will also address the essential elements of metrological traceability and use an interactive approach to discussing risks and gaps if essential elements are missing.

Learning Objectives:  
  • Describe why traceability matters
  • Identify roles of international and national participants 
  • Identify source(s) for and PARAPHRASE Definitions of traceability
  • List and Describe Seven Essential Elements and related Risks
  • Be able to Apply Concepts and ASSESS Measurements
Meeting Schedule:
8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Registration and Greeting

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

NIST working with Industry to Accelerate Innovation in Healthcare and Forensic Science, 
Ms. Magdalena Navarro, Physical Scientist/Senior International Program Manager, NIST

10:00 AM

10:30 AM 

Break

10:30 AM


12:00 PM

 
The Sistema Interamericano de Metrologia Quality System Task Force activities: Quality system review process for our regions’ National Metrology Institutes, 
Mrs. Sally Bruce, NIST Quality Manager/ Former NVLAP Chief, NIST

12:00 PM

1:30 PM 

Lunch

1:30 PM

2:30 PM
 
Essentials of Metrology Traceability, 
Mrs. Georgia Harris, Program Leader at NIST

2:30 PM 3:00 PM  Discussion Session
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